Family Fruit Cake - by Lucinda Lau

Family Fruit Cake 

300gm mixed fruits.
2-3 tbsps of brandy or whisky (soaked the mixed fruits for overnight or a week).
230gms plain flour.
60gms self raising flour
230gm butter.
230gms light brown sugar.
1 tbsp dark jam or marmalade.
4 eggs.
2 tsps vanilla essence

Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add the jam and vanilla essence. Beat again.
Add in the eggs one at a time.
Alternately add in flour and fruit mixture until both are used. Place mixture into 2 loaf tins and bake for 45- 1 hour
@ 170°c depending on your oven. 20-25 minutes into baking, cover with a piece of foil to prevent the top from over baking.